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think is punting cutting off discussion on the debt ceiling? >> one thing is for sure, republicans no longer have the debt ceiling to use as a maneuver they y have to get thingss they what in terms of spending cuts and other things they were hoping to g from democrcrats. at this point we are l looking at the sequester that is coming up in march, the deadline e that is also coming up later in the month -- >> government shutdown if we don't get it done. >> absolutely. the house and senate have to put out a budget resolution, and we don't know how bad is going to gogo --htt is going tgo. >> peter, why d did the publicans ive up the debt ceiling as a weapon? >> i t think thihis is the gop's new sortf game plan. even until recently, republican lawmakers were adamant that any increase in the debt ceiling had to come with matching spending cuts. at one point, they decided t this is not something we are going for any more, and wewe will get what we want to it with the otother battles comingng up, we will makeke a small cononcession when it comes to the debt ceiling by allowing the debt cei
and last november. we've been through a fiscal cliff debate. we are working our way through a debt ceiling debate. i think in a responsible manner. with an eye towards trying to fix some problems. >> when you look at the options out there. president obama budget proposal and paul ryan's offer, they both don't do what guys like you say need to be done. balancing the budget for a long time. now you guys have a proposal or coming with a proposal that says you'll balance the budget in ten years. i ask paul ryan this, i can't get an answer. how? it's going to hurt. >> new baselines now in the budget. i mean, obviously, as we know, some of the difficulty and the differences in washington are centered around the method of accounting. whether it's static or dynamic. because it's static, when you raise taxes, that $650 billion of additional taxes that went in because of the cliff deal, that adjusts the baseline. that is going to make the numbers look somewhat differently. right? we'll have to make some choices. there's no question about it. >> right. >> but we have committed to putting a budget out
that threatens your economic future. congress voted to suspend the debt ceiling for three months and figure out deeper cuts to reduce the deficit. that keeps me employed for a few more months. but even before that deadline hits, again, march 1st will be on us. the so-called sequester deadline. that's a stupid washington name for a stupid and dangerous washington creation. the automatic across the board spending cuts. and then there's another date to worry about, april 15th. not just tax filing day, but the date by which congress has promised to adopt a budget resolution. they've even this time staked their pay on it, agreeing to reach a deal or face suspension of their paychecks until they reach a deal. that might just be enough of a carrot to present a budget that takes on our ballooning deficit. but the battle over that deficit make that recent battle over tax hikes for the rich seem like a friendly game of badminton. big spending cuts are needed and they will hit americans where it hurts. health care, medicare, social security. president obama emboldened by his re-election has already drawn
, is this that time? i don't think delays the debt ceiling issue for three months, for punting, which it absolutely is, is the worst thing in the world. here is why, the economy is growing, housing is recovering and we're going to get a little bit of relief here. as the economy grows, we hope that-- we're going to-- >> adam. >> the problem that you have adam, as the economy is growing, and we're coming slowly out of this recession, you've got more taxes coming, payroll taxes are going up and you're going to have the higher rates, ben says is great, rich need to pay more, but basically keeps the lights on for three days and by the way, then you have obamacare taxes. >> and then here is the thing, gerri, there's never the right time. listen, it's not about punting right now. this is an extension -- remember the deal before with the debt ceiling, supposed to be the ultimate deal we'd never have to punt again. this leads to another punt, another punt and things are getting better let's not do it now. things are getting worse, let's not do it it now. and it's raining outside, let's not do it. let gerri tal
an agreement on the filibuster, nothing profound, but that they will raise the debt ceiling to may 18. how will this impact the presidency? >> what the house did is a sign of what is ahead of us. they have not gone over the defeat from november. they have no leverage. they disvered theyave e leverage and now have to wait to back down. this is a face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. the president is in a much stronger position in dealing with the republicans in the house. >> do you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion, but the president, like any reelected president, essentially, absent a national event where he becomes a dramatic figure, watches his popularity be rationed out day- by-day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe that he will be as strong a year from now. what we are facing is not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is the sequestration, the automatic cuts of a trillion dollars over 10 years, which many republicans are seeing a willingness, expressing willingness to let set in at the end of march, and that will mean another fight and
november 6. we are going to tie everything to the debt ceiling.. now they have the letter. it discovered that they have no leverage. now have to find a way to back down. this is their face saving device to k kick it down the road until may.y. the president is in a much stronger position in dealing with the house republicans. >> agree with that? >> all with respect colby's opinion. the president, like any reelected president essentially, absent a national event where he becomes the dominant and central dramatic fire, watches his popularity be rationed out day by day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe he will be as strong a year from now. i think what we are facing iss not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is sequestratation, whihich are the automatic cucuts of more than a trillion dollars over 10 years whh many republicans are seeing a willingness, expressing a willingness toet set in at the end of march. that would mean another fight and struggle. >> all this will unfold in six months, not a ar from now. he is in a book could position to fight. >> was an interesting and l
this week that the house voted to extend the debt ceiling for a few months. we still face the sequestration and the continuing resolution. how does this play out? >> forever. >> feels like that. >> forever. they don't agree. so we're seeing an overlay of this, you know, one side the republicans, the other side the democrats. and i must say post-election, president obama has become more aggre aggressive. military spending, they don't agree with what taxation should be, title, on and on and on. gun control, they don't agree. and on the other hand, you know, we have this sort of slow economy that makes it more difficult to cut a deal. and i should add to that, a constitutional crisis in a way because this whole debt ceiling has been a weapon that the house of representatives have used to gain power. it's not just the republicans versus the democrats. it's the house versus the president. i don't know how it the play out. >> meanwhile, the marketses are on fire. the s&p 500 hitting a new five-year high along with the dow jones industrial average. what is driving the stocks and do you think it's
a compromise to avert the so- called fiscal cliff. house republicans agreeing to suspend the debt ceiling in exchange for senate democrats agreeing to pass a budget. all this comes as deputy -- as defense secretary leon panetta prepares to retire and former nebraska senator chuck hagel awaits senate confirmation to take his place. carter served for more than two years as the defense acquisition chief where he drove acquisition logistics and efficiency reforms becoming deputy secretary in october 2011. dr. carter great to have you back. >> thanks, good to be here with you vago. >> something that's been making headlines is secretary panetta changing the guidance to allow women to serve in combat roles that had been closed to them at one point on a standards based sort of way. but physical fitness standards aren't the same for both sections. are you guys -- sexes. are you guys going to have to establish new standards to make sure they are up for the task? >> we're not going to change standards that matter for war fighting capability. and 237,000 now positions that used to be closed to women
to hit the grund running again in his second term. the debt ceiling fight has been delayed and they are looming on the issue of the budget more specifically the sequester that comes up at the beginning of march. those are spending cuts in military and domestic agencies and the continuing resolution. basically it calls for how they will pay for the government going forward. after march 27th the budget issues are high on the priority list. there are challenges as he faces the republican house. he heard from paul ryan and dick durbin and their opinions on what the president needs to do going forward. >> the green line is historic tax rates, how much we raise in taxes and the blue is how many increases president obama is calling for. the red is where spending is going. spending is the problem, revenues are not the problem. if you keep chasing them they will hurt economic growth, shut down the economy and won't get the budget balanced. >> what i heard the president say was programs like social security and medicare and med aid critically important for our future and we need to h
. lots of people i talk to to not talk in terms of the fiscal cliff or the debt ceiling. they do not talk about monthly job reports. they talk about things like how is my kid's school performing? will make it have a job when they get out of college? can i pay my bills? can i pay the mortgage? you hear all too often that political leaders talk about things in terms that are not really relevant. the outcome might be relevant, but not relevant to the people in our states. we need to be more relevant. when i first ran for governor, i used to tell a story about something i started doing about 25 years ago. when i started working, i would pack a lunch every day. it is a lunch i still most days. chisam which nests cheese sandwich on wheat bread with a little bit of mayo -- cheese sam went on wheat bread with a little bit of mayo. i bring the same lunch. i get the same thing every day and i'm perfectly happy with that. i pack it in a little brown bag lunch. i eat it in the car or at the capitol or anywhere else. when i ran for governor, i said we need a little bit of brown bag common sense in our
's second term. the debt ceiling has been raised, at least temporarily, but there are still big decisions to be made. you specifically said in the last few days that your priority is to make a big down payment on the debt. a debt crisis that you see in this country. >> that's right. >> what do you specifically require? what's the priority? what has the president got to do in your point of view? >> i'll just explain what the speaker said when we passed that bill. our goal is to get cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balancing the budget in a decade. we think the senate ought to offer a budget. they haven't passed a budget in four years, even though we have a law that says we need a budget every year. we haven't seen any solutions offered by the president on how to get the budget balanced, pay down the debt, and no budget in four years. we need to figure out how to grow the economy, how to get opportunity. and if we have a debt crisis like they had in europe, everybody gets hurt. that's what we want to avoid. >> last week, senator schumer said, we'll do a budget. >> great. finally. i
to decide on the debt ceiling and spending. and so this is where we really need leadership which we were used to. i tend to be an optimist about the united states because people gave up on us on vietnam, on the watergate crisis, and we came charging back. and i think we'll do it here. but it would be nice if we didn't have to go to the cliff each time to do it. >> well, you know, and again, when you start talking about the kind of relationships and the kind of leadership, you know, we till seem to have -- we still seem to have this atmosphere where people talk more at each other than trying to find some common ground, some common goal in getting it down. and, you know, you broached the whole goal of growth and jobs, and that is the answer to all of this. you also talked a lot about contagion. on this one. now, we all, you know, sensed that if the your -- european situation got worse and they're representing 22% of gdp, you know, the effect it's going to have on the united states, india and brazil is going to be real and everything. so with 40% of their exports coming here to the united s
with the coalition to reduce spending with the reject the debt pledge. >> one is only vote for the balanced budget, i do not vote for new spending that does not offset others into not go increased our way or the debt ceiling. >> we will for this election cycle. >> john: but most of them lost. >> true. it is not easy to sign. it is hard to say you not increase bar wing are spending. john: therefore i pledge of unauthorized refund in new programs without offsetting cuts. i will not vote for any budget that is not balanced? that seems unrealistic. if you just slow the growth you could get a sadr trouble it is not unrealistic. >> the budget is not a blueprint. but the senate has not passed in the last 3-1/2 years. it is less relevant than the other two. >> it be a fiscal conservative senator but at least now he is on the record if he votes for new spending programs, he can be held accountable. john: of fox news poll asks government spending is out of control or managed carefully? sixty-two% said out of control but this year, 83%. why do people think that? >> if you ask mr. doo audience that but it. >> w
negotiate the debt ceiling. high unemployment, social unrest. again, we learned from the mountain. baby steps to build confidence. >> if we ski slowly, we feel what we are doing and then we get confident and we get faster and faster. >> reporter: but economic growth seemingly won't go faster. there's always the risk in the global economy that something goes wrong. snowboarders are like central bankers. they have their own way of shredding down the mountain. for bankers, it means printing money. it's brutal economics. >> what's the secret to snowboarding? >> don't be scared. >> reporter: you pick up speed too quickly and you end up falling over. >> come on. that's why you need to move.
party put forward a plan on the debt ceiling in debt and appears to have won the support of both the president and senate majority leader. the republican change in direction and tone was not matched by a change in the republican party's lead. the rnc reelected the chairman after losing both the white house and ten seats in congress to democrats in that 2012 election. his job as head of the national party even as lenient -- louisiana's popular governor and from a republican both cried out for the party's revitalization, new ideas, and the voices. obama administration stalwart treasury secretary gagger and secretary of state clinton bidding farewell to the administration. clinton finally this week testifying on benghazi, trying to explain away one of the administration's biggest failures. another week in which president obama has dispatched vice-president biden to campaign against the second amendment. the president's inaugural this week. next week he launches his campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. next week senator kerry to be confirmed as the next secretary of state a
not serious in washington, d.c. when then senator obama voted against racing the debt ceiling he said he was doing so because the national debt was at an outrageous $8 trillion. i want to quote the president saying $8 trillion, that's trillion with a t. it is now over $16 trillion and climbing. he's not worried about it at all. indeed he calls it progress. you remember his campaign slogen. he says it is forward. i've got news for the president. if washington's debt is going forward, america's economy is going backward. instead of magging government we need to lead america to a place where she can become the land of opportunity. where she can become the place of growth and opportunity. we should put all of our eggs in that basket as conservatives and republicans. we need folks to stop this president from taking america so far off the ledge that we cannot get back. we must stop the bankrupting of our federal government. but we as conservatives must dedicate our energies to growing the economy to showing younger generations on winning the future. we need to grow the middle class. that doesn
approved the debt ceiling deadline without a fight but did so without making usual demands for spending cuts. before you get too comfortable with that, think again. that debt limit increase is only a temporary three-month stopgap measure to give them more time for a budget resolution in the senate and a bigger budget battle ahead which brings me to the ducks. one lame duck to be precise. ever seen a lame duck? they can't fly far. they are lucky if they get off the ground. last week, president obama laid out his fight plan for the heights of to which he hopes to soar in his second term. his agenda may never find its wings if it is stymied in the tangle of capitol hill gridlock. a seemingly endless series of cliffs, ceilings sequesters and showdowns. the upcoming budget fight is only the first of many. remember the fiscal cliff? well, it never really went away. it was postponed for a couple months. we have the threat of automatic spending cuts looming over our heads march 1s. government shutdown on the 27th. we'll need a new spending bill to keep it going. mark your calendars march 19th w
the debt ceiling to another we three months tied to pay. what is the strategy? >> i don't think the g.o.p. have one. i saw a high ranking aide to the house leadership this weekend and he told me that --. >> hobnobbing with powerful people. >> they said they turned the corner and this was a shrewd move. i see it as you, a real problem that indicates that at best the republicans have tactical responses. bottom line, the spot getting his way. >> shell shocked from the election or leaderless or both or what? >> all of it. they did not think they would lose as badly as they did right up to election night. they have never gotten a handle on why, and we have a faction of hard right tea party people in the republican caucus in the house that will not let the moderate members, even really talk to obama, talking or compromise is out. >> was there an agenda missing? >> growing the economy. >> they are the most strategic group of people. though can not figure out what they believe in and how to fight obama. >> are they on the wrong side of social issues? >> shear what they should do. they could b
are going to delay the debt ceiling situation for now and want really address it, immediately, pushing the can down the road. is this proverbial constant delay, delay, delay until they can get anything together? >> i don't blame president obama for all of this. i do think he inherit the a very polarized nation. richard nixon and ronald reagan won re-election with 48 and 49 states. obama squeaked out a victory here. one thing obama has to do, even if it's not his fault, he has to lead the country. the nation is in an interesting position, where the right has turned very right and the red has turned very red and the blue is very blue. but on issues like immigration and the budget, i think there is a chance to move forward and i think the democrats on the hill will urge the president to work in a more bipartisan fashion, because if you look at the senate races in 2014, there is a lot of democratic senator who is have to get re-elected in swing or red states. so i think political reality is this -- they have to come together to get some things done or both sides will fail and be criticized
debt ceilings and fiscal cliffs and things like that. most things that i -- their kids future, they talk about their neighbor out of work, they talk about concerns they have with schools and transportation, things like that, those are relevant things, we need to be a party of growth and of opportunity, we need to be optimistic, relevant and courageous outside. >> social issues have been important to you, as a politician, as a person. can you stay the republican party, we understand we have disagreements, come on into the party any way. >> i think these issues of life and family and marriage kind of define who you are, people will differ on that, but if they know you care about the biggest things, roads, schools, quality of life, access to the american dream, more opportunity. they'll give you a chance. scott's point about proving the conservative government gets good results and the things that people care about. that's our road back and doing it with a smile, people will buy into our ideas. >> stand by a minute, we're going to have more on our panel when we return. ...$10 off
, realistic about chances no doubt but optimistic about solutions and that is the key ingredient missing. debt ceilings, fiscal cliffs, and most people we talk to, talk about their kids' future, their neighbor out of work, they talk about concern these have with schools and transportation, things like that. a relevant thing that i think nationally republicans aren't connecting, and we can't. we need to be the party of growth and opportunity. the optimistic, relevant, courageous. if we do, we'll win national elections again. >> social issues important to you. as a politician and person. can you stay the republican party and say, look, we understand we have disagreements come into the party anyway? >> i think these issues of life, family, marriage, kind of define who you are. we'll differ on that but if they know you care about the biggest things, roads, schools, quality of life. access to the american dream. more opportunity. they will give you a chance. it will improve the conservative government will get good results and the things people care about. that's our road back and as hap people wil
a deal on this. there will be a lot of pressure to do that. republicans agreed to raise the debt ceiling. that took away a little bit of their leverage going into negotiations at the end of february. here comes paul ryan. where has he been? he is making this line in the sand now. i think the white house is concerned because this could hurt the economy going forward if we go through these deep cuts and right now the white house is saying we need to keep the economy moving. we have to keep all eyes on that and continue to have growth and jobs. there is concern for the white house. >> ryan took one of his famous charts on "meet the press." you can tell immediately what he thinks the problem is, more spending cuts are needed. paul ryan says increasing revenue is off the table for now. the gop, the tax hikes during the fiscal cliff stuff. do they do it again? >> he was also asked and side stepped whether or not you could close loopholes. it is another way to get revenue. that is what david gregory asked him. he had a nonresponse response to that. there are other ways to get revenue than acros
where the republicans can try out their focus, debt ceiling, and automatic spending cuts set to kick in august 1. but don't count on up compromise. >> we think the sequesters will happen. >> reporter: congressman paul ryan says he's not encouraged by president obama's words so far. >> i decided to not comment between the election and inauguration because i wanted to see what kind of president we're looking at, what kind of path he was putting his administration on. and all of the statements and all the comments lead me to believe he's thinking more of a political conquest than compromise. >> reporter: democrats have been talking the hard line on revenues and gun control. yet on immigration, there seems to be at least a small agreement. >> we are trying to work our way through some very difficult issues. but we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> it's my hope we'll come up with a bipartisan solution. i do think enforcement has to be a big part of it. but again, i like many of the principles that marco
any we face. we will find it to the cult dissolve any other problems we are facing. debt ceilings, issues of healthcare. proverbs notes this, without a vision, the people perish. they do not literally perish. they just bicker and fight and become so polarized they cannot get anything done. we are in need of a new common, national vision. not once only democratic or solely republican. we need at least one goal where we can come together. that is where we need to go. god has given you a unique gift, mr. president. you have the ability to cast vision and inspire people. you should have been a preacher. [laughter] [applause] god actually has you exactly where god wants you. yesterday you begin to lay out a vision for us in your inaugural address was very powerful and compelling. somewhere we have got to find and forge one or two that dreams or visions that people on the right and they left, republicans and democrats, can come together and back hands on this. you hinted towards that yesterday. we have to remember our picture of the promised land. when we do that, anything is possible i
worries the price of energy, government regulations and the federal debt ceiling. in a separate questionnaire, owners flagged concerns for not hiring. 6 out of 10 said again wore areries about the potential cost of healthcare but three other reasons for not adding workers topped that. the reasons they gave, 81% said they do not need additional help. three quarters blamed revenues and sales. and two thirds point to worries about the overall u.s. economy. that said, there are some bright spots in the survey. overall, u.s. small biz owners optimistic with their environment this month. the small business index jumped to a positive number plus nine after plummeting to negative 11 in the last quarter. that was taken right after the presidential election. still, owner optimism is far below the recent high in april of last year. the bottom line, the bottom line of our nation's biggest hirers is making them worry about adding new workers and it is healthcare costs that are keeping them from putting out the help wanted sign. shannon, back to you. >> shannon: brenda, thank you very much. >
in the debt ceiling crisis of 2011 that the credit agencies talked about lowering the triple a bond rating mohsen because of problems of the federal level. -- mostly because of problems at the federal level. the sequester -- it pushed off congress for only two months. but let a lot of states in uncertainty. right now what states are doing is they're governors are proposing budget cuts but they are doing so with this backdrop of federal uncertainty because they do not know how much money is going to be coming from the federal government and they will not know for at least a little while longer. host: here is a comment on our facebook page. she says that companies continued to move out of rhode island. home prices below what towns assessed for tax purposes. a t-shirt to tell us where you are writing from -- be sure to tell us where you are writing from. let us go to leonard in michigan on our democrat line. caller: thank you for taking my call. good morning. i just recently relocated here to michigan. i would say the state is doing very well from my aspect of it. i see how the auto makers re
and a trillion dollar increase in the debt ceiling. it's out there. that's not going to work. but with president obama, with his skills, if he calls together simpson and bowles or his advisors and says here is my plan to save medicare, here is my plan to save medicaid, here is my plan to fix the debt, i want bipartisan support to do that, he will get it. now, at first because it's a difficult issue, everybody will say oh, no, we can't do it that way, and then we'll sit dn and talk and we'll come up with a result. and i think the republican leader has shown that he is prepared and willing to do that. he has said it. he's done it on other issues. i don't know what else the rest of us can do to show -- to show that, so what i am trying to respectfully say today, as much as anything, to the president of the united states, is congratulations on your inauguration. i was there. i was proud to participate in it for a chance to say for a minute and a half why we celebrate for the 57th time the inauguration of an american president, we celebrate it because our country is distinguished from most of the oth
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